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  1. chris day
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    chris day Regular EF Member

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    Hello chaps

    Normally i would expect to find the service head under the stair or enclosed in a cupboard however on this occasion the service head is located in the living room behind the TV.
    I recently carried out an EICR on the house and i highlighted that this needs to be enclosed in boxing.
    really dangerous if say a cup simply fell over the service head..eeshh.
    i normally stay away from domestic EICRs because i always find domestic home owners use kitchen fitters and i dont like repairing shoddy work with the service head being the one on a long list of items.
    how common is this occurrence?

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  2. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    You can only recommend enclosing it. No code imho
     
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  3. Rob
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    As above, advice only.

    No regs will cover the service head.
     
  4. ruston
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    It looks like the removal of a cover has been recent, It is probably safer there than in the typical under stairs cupboard , or cluttered garage.
     
  5. chris day
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    chris day Regular EF Member

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    Another item I am unsure of is the lack of an MET as the earthing conductor comes direct from the TN-S Sheathing via e14 clamp.
     
  6. Specialist
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    Specialist Electrician's Arms

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    You'll see that sort of thing in many older Domestic properties, can't say I've ever heard of it causing a problem.
     
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  7. ruston
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    I did notice that , and it does not look ideal they way it is lashed in.
    If it is suspect call the DNO . They will come and check that and will probably fit a constant pressure clamp and 'Henly'.
     
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  8. ruston
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    It's the diagonal cable that caught my attention.
     
  9. Specialist
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    Your right it's not ideal, but there are many around here like it & our DNO's don't change things even when specifically asked. See what you mean about the cable, bit on the short side too. Looking at the clamp though, it looks like its been in place for a while.
     
  10. ruston
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    I had one years ago sparking on the ZE test .
    They came out within 30 minuets. That was the old Northern Electric.
     
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  11. westward10
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    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

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    A Note in BS951 states these clamps are not to be used on cables.
     
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  12. Rob
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    In most situations this is correct. You can buy glands that use them, however they are designed to prevent them crushing the cable. Unlike this scenario.
     
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  13. Pete999
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    No code looks like there was a cupboard there at one stage, not to difficult to box it in is it?
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    in a non-combustible steel box, no doubt. :)
     
  15. Pete999
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    Of course with fire suppressant as well, also intumescent sealant on all internal edges, sound good to you Tel?
     
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